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Inherit the Wind

Rating:
4.5 / 5

Words & Music: Eddie Rabbit

Baby don't fall in love with me
I'll only bring you grief
Baby, don't set your heart on me
I'll only have to leave

'Cause the north wind flows through my veins
Like my dad there's a dream in my brain
In the morning I'll have to leave again
That's how it is when you inherit the wind
Inherit the wind

Daddy, he was a traveling man
I hardly knew his face
Momma, she cried for him at night
He never stayed in one place

'Cause the north wind flows through my veins
Like my dad there's a dream in my brain
In the morning I'll have to leave again
That's how it is when you inherit the wind
Inherit the wind

Oh I can't give you the love you need
I just won't be here that long
But if you still want me here tonight
I'll love you till the break of dawn

'Cause the north wind flows through my veins
Like my dad there's a dream in my brain
In the morning I'll have to leave again
That's how it is when you inherit the wind
Inherit the wind
Inherit the wind, inherit the wind

Recordingdate: 1969/01/15, first released on: Back in Memphis (From Memphis to Vegas) (album)

Musicians

Musicians who contributed to the first recording of Inherit the Wind:

(guitar)
(guitar)
(sitar)
(bass)
(bass)
(drums)
(piano)
(organ)

Others*

(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(french horn)
(french horn)
(sax)
(sax)
(trombone)
(trombone)
(trumpet)
(trumpet)
(cello)
(cello)
(cello)
(viola)
(viola)
(viola)
(viola)
(viola)
(violin)
(violin)
(violin)
(violin)
(violin)
(violin)
(violin)
(violin)

*Orchestra, overdubs

Availability

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dgirl wrote on November 24, 2009
Cool hip song. Elvis the mature singer excelling on good material from 1969. Eddie Rabbit went on to be a country superstar. Wish he had written more for Elvis.
old shep wrote on December 15, 2009
Could and should have been a single release, the late Eddie Rabbit was indeed a great artist and songwriter.
Deano1 wrote on December 15, 2009
A solid, well sung ballad from the 1969 Memphis Sessions. Not quite as good as the other Eddie Rabbit song that Elvis recorded at those sessions (Kentucky Rain), but still one of the many highlights from those great recording at American Studios. It does a sound a little dated when played today, as do several of the tracks on the LP "Back In Memphis" on which this song was released.
Steve V wrote on December 15, 2009
For those who get on my case because I'm not the biggest 70's fan and wished he would have stopped doing so many ballads, my point is he stopped doing ballads of this caliber. I love Elvis ballads. Unfort after 1969-70 they stopped being of this standard and leaned more towards country love lost type songs that just seemed to blend into one another. This is a standout song and one of the best from those historic sessions! He never sounded like this again.
peze80 wrote on October 17, 2011
I just listened to this song today for the first time with ear phones on my iPod. It's amazing what you hear when you listen like this. First of all you can hear somebody (I assume it's the drummer) counting Elvis in in the beginning of the song. But more importantly I discovered how Elvis sings the wrong lyrics in the second chorus. Instead of "Like my dad there's a dream in my brain" he sings "Like my dad there's a dream in my vein"! I can't belive it. I've listened to it several times now and I'm pretty sure that there's a V there instead of a B. But apart from that little error it's a good song for sure.
Steve Morse wrote on July 09, 2012
I can confirm Elvis's mistake in singing 'a dream in my vein', second time around. I guess it was noticed only in post production, by which time it was too late.
GEORGE (GK) wrote on July 09, 2012
A great song, that would have been, a "hit" if it had been released, as a single. But honestly, almost every song he recorded in Memphis at those 1969 Recording sessions, could have been huge hit singles. Elvis, made some of the best music, of his career, in those recording sessions, and I wish he had returned there to record, with Chips and the guys, again and again. It was a good team.
ElvisSacramento wrote on October 28, 2012
This is such a splendid, underrated and overlooked song and it's easily one of my most favorite Elvis songs from the 1960's. It was such a brilliant addition to the sensational "Back In Memphis" album. This is one of three songs that Elvis recorded that was written by Eddie Rabbitt.
Gorse wrote on December 05, 2012
A definite highlight from the 1969 sessions where Elvis soars through the notes and extracts every bit of feeling from a ballad that grows on you the more and more you hear it. Yes the count in at the start is intriguing, and I assume was purposely kept in.
sugartummy wrote on March 26, 2013
Daddy was a wandering man, not a travelling. Not a great song, but sung perfectly with a good arrangment. That makes this a 5 star song, not the song itself.
Pedro Nuno wrote on April 02, 2014
Great Great rendition. Fantastic performance. Not realy a single song, but an avarage song made into a splendid album track. In the YouTube we find a strange mix of this song with samples from Beyonce and Jay Z.
Cruiser621 wrote on September 01, 2017
A 5-star song as far as I'm concerned. One of the better entries on the "Live In Vegas" & "Back In Memphis" double album which I actually received while in the service over in England. Always liked this song; think it would have done much better if it would have been included on the first album released "In Memphis"....
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